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Looking After You

Looking After You

Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

What does it actually look like?  It’s more than eating healthy and exercising (although these things are very important)! 

Ask yourself, do I:

  1. Look after my emotional, mental and physical well being?
  2. Know how to balance my life when things feel out of control?
  3. Make time for myself?

Here’s some things you can do to look after yourself:

1. Bed Time Routine

Have a bed time routine that allows for at least 8 hours of sleep.  It’s the only time where your mind and body get a chance to recharge, process and learn.

2. Get Moving

Get moving! Go for a walk, run or do a gym class. Exercise is proven to release endorphins and make you happier. It also increases your energy levels.  

3. Do something to make you smile

Do something fun that makes you smile everyday! Take time to relax and unwind, spend time with people that make you feel good about you and allow you to express yourself.

4. Eat healthy

Eat healthy foods (real food including fruit, vegetables and grains). Try to drink at a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day, carrying a water bottle always helps reach this goal.

Limit (or avoid if you can), those nasty sugars, trans-fats and fake food because these are not your friend! They affect your body and your mind and can actually reduce your ability to cope and increase mood-swings.

If you find healthy eating a challenge, being time poor or many other reasons, consider introducing vitamins or whole food powders.  SHANGA Spa & Bar are currently stocking Nutraceutical Whole food powders that target cell support for healthy ageing, liver and gut support and support for healthy joints, bones, hair skin and nails.  Kareela Community Pharmacy stock a range of vitamins to help you supplement nutrients that you might be missing.

Taking care of you will help you take care of others and be better in all aspects of your life and help you live a healthy, happy and balanced life.

Homemade Beauty Treatments

Homemade Beauty Treatments

Have you ever read the back of your moisturiser or any other beauty product and wondered what all those ingredients are?  Us too!  As a society, we are drawn toward  a more natural approach to our food and our beauty treatments.  Swapping parabens for natural oils and ingredients that can be found at our local grocer, pharmacy, fridge or fruit bowl.  

We scoured the internet and came across the shocking fact (yes, we know!) that Kendall Jenner once had spots! Unbelieveable right?  Her clear-skin solution? A home-made pimple treatment and face mask applied weekly.

So, we are sharing her secrets with you, so you too can have (or at least work toward) healthy, spot free skin.  

The pimple popper

1. 1 egg white, beaten till foamy

2. half a lemon, juiced.

Mix together and apply to clean skin.  Go lie down and relax for 30 minutes before rinsing and removing with a face cloth soaked in warm water.  

The science:

Egg white is packed with protein and amino acids and works wonders at tightening pores, while the acidity of the lemon will help with pimples.

The zit zapper 

1. ½ tsp lemon juice
2. ½ tsp baking soda
3. 1 tsp honey

Mix ingredients together until well combined and then apply to individual spots.  Leave on overnight and rinse off in the morning.

The science

Honey has antibacterial properties so it will help to keep skin clear, while the acidity in the lemon and baking soda will help remove oil and shrink spots.

 

…because it takes a village, we got you!